Senior Curator for the Detroit Historical Society
Joel Stone's presentation brings to life the long-forgotten era of Great Lakes steamboats.
Through much of the nineteenth century, steam-powered ships provided one of the most reliable and comfortable transportation options in North America. The aesthetic, structural and commercial peak of the steamboat era occurred on the Great Lakes, where palatial ships created memories and livelihoods for millions. By the mid-twentieth century, the industry was in steep decline. Today, its remnants are just footnotes to history.Date: Monday, May 13, 2019
Place: Clinton Macomb Public Library
40900 Romeo Plank Road
Clinton Twp, Mi 48038
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